Shaker hanging cabinet

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Project by GMoney posted 03-10-2010 03:45 AM 3369 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

16.25 H, 11.5 W, 5.25 D. Cherry, front is figured cherry and is unimpressive IMO. Would have been better to use rift sawn. The last photo is the Shaker original at Hancock Shaker Village, MA. One fact of note, the battens inside the door of the original are face-nailed through the door. The battens on my copy are attached with screws from the inside. All cut nail construction as is the original. Front is nailed to the rabbeted top and bottom. Sides are nailed from the top and botton into the sides. The front on the original was also nailed from the top and bottom into the stiles.

-- Greg, CT

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#1 posted 03-10-2010 03:51 AM

Nice hanging cabinet.

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#2 posted 03-10-2010 05:27 AM

I like the look of the Cherry and the execution of the design is well done. I have some book matched Walnut that would look good in a similar use. Thanks for the view of you r work.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 03-10-2010 05:31 AM

Um. That’s really stunning!

Did you have plans for that, or did you just back out from having seen/measured the original.

I’ve been contemplating a cabinet for our master bath (I know that doesn’t sound like a compliment!!), and think that would be a really fine design!

Kudos, Greg!

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 03-10-2010 05:48 AM

That Shaker simplicity and craftmanship really caught my eye. A more flashy grain pattern though would just distract from the piece and push it over that fine line that says Shaker simplicity, in my opinion. Well done.

-- Jim

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#5 posted 03-10-2010 05:56 AM

Great Lookin Cabinet

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 03-10-2010 07:46 AM

Nice looking cabinet. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 03-10-2010 08:07 AM

Looks WOW good

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 03-10-2010 01:37 PM

Very nice work…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 03-10-2010 01:48 PM

I think the figured cherry looks much better than rift sawn would have.Nice job

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#10 posted 03-10-2010 01:55 PM

I do believe that this is a fitting tribute to the craftsman of days gone by.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#11 posted 03-10-2010 02:21 PM

Nice Job!!

-- Mark,

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#12 posted 03-10-2010 03:23 PM

That is really handsome. I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 03-11-2010 12:30 AM

sencilo but I like, the furniture shaker never stop surprising me.

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#14 posted 03-11-2010 01:26 AM

I am really falling in love with the shaker pieces…. Any books or material recommended to check out on the shaker stle furniture??

-- Mike, Southern IL

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#15 posted 03-11-2010 05:26 AM

Looks like beeswing grained cherry to me!! Beautiful!!! Nice work!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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